The story of the star who couldn't sing comes to Rugby Theatre

She was hailed as the world's worst opera singer '“ but New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins packed out concert halls wherever she went.

Tuesday, 15th November 2016, 12:06 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 5:34 pm
Lloyd Richards, Rayner Wilson, Sue Avison and Doug Gilbey-Smith star in Glorious at Rugby Theatre this week

Her extraordinary story – recently made into a hit film starring Meryl Streep – is the subject of the latest show at Rugby Theatre.

Directed by Mark Tolchard, Peter Quilter’s comedy Glorious opens on Saturday, and continues for a seven-night run at the Henry Street venue.

Mark said: “Ever since I saw this play I’ve wanted to stage it at Rugby Theatre.

“It’s full of wonderfully written characters, and we’ve managed to pull together a fabulous cast who really bring them all to life.”

Rayner Wilson takes on the role of Florence, while Doug Gilbey-Smith makes his debut in a play at Rugby playing the part of her long-suffering pianist Cosme. Experienced Rugby Theatre actors Lloyd Richards, Sue Avison, Ann Cooper and Cathy Craddock also star.

Mark added: “It’s great to have such a talented team both on and off stage to help me put this show together, and I’m sure audiences are in for a real treat.”

Call (01788) 541234 to book.